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MW Douglas V. Jones, Grand Master

DOUGLAS VERNON JONES

175TH GRAND MASTER OF MASONS IN VIRGINIA

Douglas Vernon Jones was born in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Deep Creek High School and attended courses at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the FBI Academy. He started his professional career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and held several professional support positions in field office operations at the FBI Headquarters and the Columbia, Norfolk and Richmond Divisions and temporary assignments in Tampa, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was the recipient of numerous awards and recognition and retired in 2010 with thirty-five years of service. Upon his retirement, Brother Jones worked part-time for The Bennett Funeral Homes from 2010 to 2015.

Most Worshipful Brother Jones was made a Master Mason in Metropolitan Lodge No. 11 on April 2, 2002, where he is a Life Member in Perpetuity and served as its Worshipful Master in 2007 and as Treasurer from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of Washington and Henry Lodge No. 344. He was District Deputy Grand Master in Masonic District No. 15A in 2013 and was a recipient of the Grand Master’s Award of Excellence. He was elected Grand Senior Deacon in November 2015 and was elected to the Office of Grand Master in 2019.

He is a member of the Valley of Richmond, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and was invested Knight Commander Court of Honour in 2009. He is Past Commander of the Richmond Council Knights Kadosh and is currently an officer in the Lodge of Perfection. He is a 1st Lieutenant in the Scottish Rite Guard and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center since 2010. He is a past director of the Scottish Rite Foundation Board. He holds membership in the Royal Order of Scotland and the Acca Shrine Center, where he is a member of the Past Masters Club, and Richmond Court No. 16, Royal Order of Jesters.

He is a member of the Valley of Richmond, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and was invested Knight Commander Court of Honour in 2009 and coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 2019. He is Past Commander of the Richmond Council Knights Kadosh and Past Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection. He is a member of the Scottish Rite Guard and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center since 2010, where is currently serves as Vice-President. He is a Past Director of the Scottish Rite Foundation Board. He holds membership in Richmond-Washington Royal Arch Chapter No. 3-9, Acca Shrine Center, where he is a member of the Past Masters Club; Richmond Court No. 16, Royal Order of Jesters; and Royal Order of Scotland.

Brother Jones is married to the former Frances Elizabeth Cullison. They are active members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

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